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Trefor Gwynedd
NGR: SH376455 Maps: Google  Bing (Ord Surv) Site Height: Structure Height: 17m
Digital TV: BBC A: 45 D3&4: 49 BBC B: 42
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Comments: Trefor is a relay of Llanddona

The big hill in the background is one of "Yr Eifl" chain, known in English as "The Rivals", because that's what the Welsh sounds like. "Yr Eifl" actually means "The Fork".

There's a BT microwave relay site visible as a bump on the left hand side of the mound. The strange appearance of the hillside is due to quarrying.

Notice the unusual use of a ganged pair of horizontal logs to reduce the acceptance angle. This site has clear line of sight to Llanddona, but has a line of near-mountains at about 45-60° off-beam to its right. There must be a fair amount of multipath to filter out.

Oct 2009: As part of the DSO programme Trefor, in common with many other remotely sited relays, now sports a telemetry dish:

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